Jeffery Austin

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Jeffery Austin
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Jeffery Austin performing in 2016
Background information
Birth name Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr.
Also known as Jeffery Austin
Born (1991-04-15) April 15, 1991 (age 27)
St. Charles, Illinois
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Pop, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2015–present
Labels Republic
Website jefferyaustin.com

Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr. (born April 15, 1991), better known by his stage name Jeffery Austin, is an American pop musician and was a contestant on the ninth season of The Voice, turning a single chair and defaulting to be a member of Gwen Stefani's team. He eventually finished in fourth place, behind Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts, and Barrett Baber. His compilation album, The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection, placed on the Billboard magazine charts.

Early life[edit]

Austin was born Jeffery Austin McClelland, Jr.,[1] in St. Charles, Illinois, on April 15, 1991,[2] to Jeffery Sr., and Michele Renee McClelland (née, Brommel), where he was raised with a younger brother, Casey. His parents were married in Austin, Texas on April 25, 1987,[3] and they were married for 13 years before his father's death on July 18, 2000 in New Orleans, Louisiana, when Austin was nine years old.[4]He was a member of the Haines Middle School choir before going on to graduate from St. Charles North High School in 2009.[5] When he was 16, Austin came out as gay to the support of his family.[6] Austin would later graduate from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor's degree in 2013, majoring in public relations and advertising.[7] He would then relocate to New York City, where he took a position in the field of public relations,[1] before auditioning for The Voice and moving to Los Angeles.

Music career[edit]

The Voice (2015-present)[edit]

Austin appeared on season nine of NBC's The Voice, in the fall of 2015. His audition turned the chair of Gwen Stefani, earning him a spot on her team.[1] Austin eventually finished the competition in fourth place, behind Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts, and Barrett Baber.[8] His compilation album, The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection, placed on the Billboard magazine charts, where it peaked at No. 106 on The Billboard 200.[9]

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Lay Me Down" Sam Smith September 28, 2015 3.3 Gwen Stefani turned
Defaulted to Team Gwen
Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Can't Feel My Face" (vs. Noah Jackson) The Weeknd October 13, 2015 8.5 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "Turning Tables" (vs. Kota Wade) Adele November 2, 2015 13.3
Live Playoffs (Top 24) "Say You Love Me" Jessie Ware November 9, 2015 15.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "Let It Go" James Bay November 16, 2015 18.8
Live Top 11 "Dancing on My Own" Robyn November 23, 2015 20.11
Live Top 10 "Jealous" Labrinth November 30, 2015 22.1
Live Semifinals (Top 9) "Believe" Cher December 7, 2015 24.3 Middle 3
Semifinals Instant Save "Make It Rain" Foy Vance December 8, 2015 25.3 Saved by Twitter Instant Save
Live Finals (Top 4) "O Holy Night" Adolphe Adam December 14, 2015 26.4 4th Place
"Stay" Sugarland 26.8
"Leather and Lace" (with Gwen Stefani) Stevie Nicks and Don Henley 26.10
Round Episode / Order Collaborators Song Original Artist References
Live Playoffs Results 17.1 Braiden Sunshine, Korin Bukowski, Regina Love, Viktor Király, Ellie Lawrence "O-o-h Child" Five Stairsteps
Live Top 11 Results 21.2 Braiden Sunshine and Korin Bukowski "You Get What You Give" New Radicals
The Finale Results 27.6 Madi Davis "Tears Dry on Their Own" Amy Winehouse
27.10 Tori Kelly "Hollow" Tori Kelly

2016: New music[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[9]
The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection 106

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Swartz, Tracy (September 29, 2015). "'The Voice' adds another contestant from Chicago area". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Jeffery Austin (@JefferyAustin) (April 14, 2016). "Today is the last day of my early 20s and I spent it eating a bag of shredded cheese". Twitter. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  3. ^ Texas Marriage Records (April 25, 1987). "Marriage". Family Search. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 10". Newspapers.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  5. ^ Menchaca, Charles (September 23, 2015). "St. Charles North alumnus to appear on 'The Voice'". Kane County Chronicle. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Tyler (December 9, 2015). "'The Voice' Season 9 Finalists Revealed: Everything To Know About The Top 4 Ahead Of The 2015 Finale". International Business Times. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "Loyola grad shines on 'The Voice'". Loyola University Chicago. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Swartz, Tracy (December 18, 2015). "'The Voice' finalist from St. Charles focusing on starting music career". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Jeffery Austin - Chart History : Gospel Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 28, 2015.

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